Deniliquin beat Griffith 27-22 on Saturday, courtesy of a game-saving try from halfback Robbie Fisicaro.May 13, 2014 3:55am
With just four minutes left on the clock veteran halfback Robbie Fisicaro scored a try to hand Deniliquin its third win in a row after a see-sawing contest at Memorial Park on Saturday.
Despite heading Griffith by seven points at half-time, the Drovers let their lead slip and had to work hard to capture the stirring 27-22 win.
Drovers coach Warwick Strong was happy with his team’s efforts, especially considering fullback Todd Thocolich and halfback Josh Evans were missing from the team.
‘‘We dominated the majority of the first half and had plenty of opportunities to score,’’ Strong said.
‘‘At the start of the second quarter we scored first and extended our lead, which is what we were aiming to do.
‘‘But after that we sort of relaxed a little and Griffith scored two runaway tries in a row to hit the lead.
‘‘I thought we came back really well and we definitely deserved the win.’’
Star prop Nathan Transton had a field day, scoring two tries to take out the Players’ Player accolade and also received the three votes.
Andy Brayshaw collected two votes for a great game playing as a second rower and hooker, while Fisicaro got one vote.
The Drovers’ other try-scorer was Matt Beale, and brothers Mario and Reed Jackson took the kicks in Thocolich’s absence.
The Drovers women’s side had another top game despite a loss to Griffith on Saturday.
Playing at home at Memorial Park, the ladies were beaten 61-0.
Coach Dan Hutton has been doing wonders with the girls’ ball skills and opposition players were impressed with how the locals handled it at times when they had possession.
The Players’ Player award went to Elanie Bothma who, like many of the ladies, only started playing this season.
The Drovers are now focusing on getting their first try when they travel to Wagga this Saturday.
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